SPRING SEMESTER: Monday, March 27 - Friday May 26, 2017
Hello Everybody... it's time to make Music Together®!
The spring semester will feature the MARACAS Collection of songs, rhythm and tonal patterns and instrumental play-alongs. We will be jumping up high to "Jack Be Nimble," ringing bells and triangles to "I'm a Bell," shaking eggs and chugging around the room while singing "This Train," and tapping tone blocks and rhythm sticks to "William Tell's Ride."
Each song will be accompanied by a small or large motor movement or a percussion instrument. We will sing with high and low voices, tap, clap, jump and stomp to learn rhythm, and explore and make music with drums, bells, sticks, triangles, tambourines, maracas, egg shakers and more. Although the children will believe that Music Together is only play, they will be learning Basic Music Competence: to sing in tune and to find and keep and accurate rhythm.
As always, we will begin each class with the "Hello" and end with the "Goodbye" song. The children will learn that these songs signal the beginning and ending of class. We believe that it's important to greet and acknowledge the children, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and caregivers who will participate in class, and the children just love to hear their name sung in class. The class will continue for 45-minutes of live music making! Let's make Music Together!